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Emery Walker House
7 Hammersmith Terrace

Website www.emerywalker.org.uk

Photo: The Emery Walker Trust

7 Hammersmith Terrace is an internationally important historic house full of William Morris treasures managed by the Emery Walker Trust. One of a group of Georgian houses in overlooking the Thames at the end of Hammersmith's Upper Mall, it was the home of Sir Emery Walker. A great printer and antiquary who helped his friend and neighbour William Morris to set up the Kelmscott Press, Walker lived at the house from 1903 until his death in 1933.

Walker's daughter Dorothy preserved the house as it had been in her father's lifetime. The manner of decoration is very much that found in the homes of his friends, William Morris and Phillip Webb; with original Morris wallpapers, textiles and furniture,it is the best-preserved Arts and Crafts interior in Britain. The house opened to the public for the first time in 2005. Due to its fragile nature, Emery Walker House can only take a few thousand visitors a year, so many people have yet to see Hammersmith’s "hidden gem."

Visitor Information

Opening Times

8 April–25 September 2010. Tours three times daily (11.00 a.m., 12.30 and 2.30 p. m.) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Booking (available online from February 2010) essential with a limit of 8 people per tour. Tour duration: 1 hour.

Admission prices: Guided tours £10 per person, full-time students &pound5 (with ID) and children (5–16 years) £5.

Children are welcome on a discretionary basis but the tour is not generally recommended for those under 7. Access: The ground floor of the house is accessible to small wheelchairs but there is a step to the front door and reception space is very limited. The upper two floors and the garden are accessible only by stairs. The nearby Black Lion pub will allow visitors to use its facilities.

Location and Contact Details

7 Hammersmith Terrace
London W6 9TS
(020) 8741 4104

Photo: Emery Walker Trust

Emery Walker House Appeal
The economic situation over 2008–2009 has had a marked impact on the Emery Walker Trust's endowment and a major fundraising campaign was launched in August 2009. Funds are urgently needed to preserve the house and collection. Contributions made be made to the Emery Walker Trust:

Sophie Slade
House and Trust Manager
7 Hammersmith Terrace
London W6 9TS
The William Morris Society in the United States has kindly agreed to accept donations for the Emery Walker House Appeal from those in the United States. Contributions therefore count as charitable gifts for US income tax purposes. To make a gift contact the Society directly at info@morrissociety.org.